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Today's Opinions

  • Special interests are robbing Levy of its water

     To the editor:

  • How I slept through Christmas and suddenly it was 2013

     Everyone who knows me understands that the time between Thanksgiving and New Year is my time. I relish the season for so many different reasons and actually anticipate it like a child.

  • In the midst of despair, there is hope

    Today, we live in a hurting nation. For the past week, many of us have been trying to wrap our heads around the senseless act of violence that claimed the lives of 26 people in New England, most of whom were in an elementary school. We try to imagine that morning as teachers struggled to corral children whose biggest concerns were if Santa would fill those long-awaited Christmas wishes.

    In minutes, the routine morning was disrupted as lives were ended and others changed forever.

  • A reason, a season, a lifetime

     The year was 2008. Tom had just moved to Florida, we were living in a duplex in Chiefland and the time was right to start looking for a house.

    We both worked in Chiefland but Harriett Downs’ ad on the back of the Williston Pioneer spoke to us one week when the right house at the right price said, “Call.”

  • A reason, a season,

    The year was 2008. Tom had just moved to Florida, we were living in a duplex in Chiefland and the time was right to start looking for a house.

    We both worked in Chiefland but Harriett Downs’ ad on the back of the Williston Pioneer spoke to us one week when the right house at the right price said, “Call.”

    We did and agreed to meet the agent that Saturday.

  • Former assistant principal says ‘thanks’

    To the editor:
    An open letter to  WHS Students/Families and the Williston community:
    As I give thanks this holiday season for all of the many blessings in my life, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your wonderful support.  
    Over the past three and a half years, I have been blessed to call myself a WHS Red Devil and a member of the Williston community.
     Thank you for allowing me to not only be part of your child’s education, but for also being part of their life.  

  • Holiday Hope needs your help

    To the editor:
    Everyone is talking about no Toys for Tots in Levy County this year, but Holiday Hope is still here and has been for over 30 years.
    Holiday Hope, Inc.  is a  non-profit organization in the Williston area that is supported by Williston businesses and community members who either choose to shop for their designated child's gift request or donate money, so others can do the shopping.  

  • Filty rich and lovin' it

    By the time you read this, I will not be a millionaire. I did not win the Powerball–again.
    But then again, I never bought a ticket. This time or ever.
    I know. I know. You can’t win if you don’t play. It never occurs to me to buy a ticket–not even when the jackpot is half a billion dollars.
    What does occur to me is how I would spend that money. I daydream about it. Often.
    A few minutes ago while I was on break, I drifted off into that place where life is idyllic, I’m a size 10 and I am the Powerball winner.